Business Monday

Entrepreneurship Datebook

IMPORT/EXPORT BASICS: This SCORE Miami-Dade workshop called “Develop Your Import/Export Business” is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, Innovation Center, 1951 NW 7th Ave., Miami. $40 in advance. To register, email or call 786-425-9119.

A CONVERSATION WITH INNOVATIVE WOMEN: A panel discussion with Dawn Dickson of Flat Out of Heels, Felecia Hatcher of Code Fever, Fatima Lalani of Blo Blow Dry Bar, and Christine Johnson of DiversiTech at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m., Pipeline Brickell, 1101 Brickell. Register here.

MIAMI OPEN COFFEE CLUB: The periodic meetups are back with a new mentoring format: fireside chats and plenty of Q&A time. This month’s club will feature Xavier Cossard from Plarity and Charles Irizarry from Rokk3r Labs, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, FIU Downtown on Brickell, 1101 Brickell Ave., 10th Floor. More info: Miami Open Coffee Club on Facebook.

TIGERDIRECT’S TECHBASH: TechBash will welcome 20,000 to Marlins Stadium from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 7 for a free event that will feature more than 150 vendors, entertainment, food, exhibits, opportunities to purchase the latest technologies at Black Friday-like prices and “many surprises,” say the organizers. For the first time, the event will also include the finals of the Build Your Own PC Race For Charity. Info:

MIAMI MINI MAKER FAIRE: This all-day, family-friendly celebration of the maker movement is back to a second year in Wynwood Nov. 8 and will include a street festival with more than 120 makers, including artists, engineers, entrepreneurs and educators. Info:


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Nancy Dahlberg@ndahlberg